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Michael Hoffman - Sat, 03/16/13 4:48 PM
We all know Michael had recent hip surgery and wish him the very best. Any updates on how he is doing?
 
Again, the very best wishes to Michael and Lisa.

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sat, 03/16/13 5:26 PM
Michael, my friend, all tHe best for a quick and painless recovery. I know Lisa will take good care of you.
All the best,
Ed

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sat, 03/16/13 5:56 PM
Any surgery hurts.  Hip surgery is no difference.  Good luck Michael. 
 
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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sat, 03/16/13 6:43 PM
The only pain Michael would feel is if the person in the bed next to him was eating a big order of fried clams and Michael was on a clear liquid diet. I hope your doing well buddy.............Bill

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sat, 03/16/13 6:56 PM
Feel better, Michael.

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sat, 03/16/13 7:05 PM
Sorry to hear this.  Hope he gets better, hospital food sucks (I know this firsthand from my recent kidney stone issues)

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sat, 03/16/13 7:53 PM
MH, A speedy recovery Buddy!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sun, 03/17/13 12:36 AM
Want to loose some weight?
Have surgery and eat hospital food!
However, since there's a Chef in the house, I'll bet he's getting some nice substitute meals.
Having had both knees done and plates and screws put in my back, I know how much fun rehab can be!
Speedy recovery Michael!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sun, 03/17/13 10:07 AM
A speedy recovery, my friend. Be a good patient for Lisa!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sun, 03/17/13 10:45 AM
Wishing you a rapid recovery, Michael.

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sun, 03/17/13 2:26 PM
Wishing you the best. 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Sun, 03/17/13 3:51 PM
I'm sure you are doing well Michael with Lisa's help. Not that I thought you couldn't do it alone but as is well known, any obstacle in life is best endured with the help of a loved or caring person or partner!! Wishing you both the best!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 1:13 PM
Thanks all for your kind wishes.  It's been a crazy week and I finally got back the forums.  Michael is doing excellently .  Almost no pain, but a lot of discomfort.  The physical therapist came this morning and showed him easier ways to negotiate some things, like getting in and out of bed.  He will be switching from a walker to a cane on Thursday and says he's going to try to make it onto the computer soon!
Again, many thanks, for the kind thoughts.  You'll all be glad to know that the surgeon did not remove any of the curmudgeoness! 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 1:16 PM
Michael, Glad to hear you are doing well.
 
 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 1:22 PM
Congrats to Michael and Lisa.  Michael, we are all glad you did well.
 
Paul E. Smith
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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 1:24 PM
Thanks for the update Lisa.  So glad to hear he is doing so well.  Great line about the curmudgeoness! 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 1:27 PM
Thanks, Lisa. It's good to know the doctor worked on the right parts!
 


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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 1:39 PM
Thanks for the update Lisa!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 1:46 PM
Great to hear he is doing well.  Was he at OSU East?

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 1:47 PM
The cane will be a great addition to his curmudgeonliness!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 7:19 PM
THanks, Lisa.  That's very good news.

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 9:05 PM


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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 03/19/13 9:17 PM
Can't wait to see those types with the cane tip!  Rapid recovery, Michael!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/20/13 10:49 AM
Thanks for the updates. Get well soon, young man!
 
Please also note the proper scheduling of Michael's procedure. Purposely done post-Glee Club to allow for plenty of rest and recovery time until the next group meet-up!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/20/13 11:11 AM
I haven't looked at "off topic and lighter fare" in a while.  So I'm glad I caught this and am happy to hear that Mr Hoffman is recovering ...Lisa, take good care of him so that he can get quickly back on his feet with a full recovery so I can take him to all the wonderful coffee houses he's been missing!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/20/13 12:54 PM
Thanks everyone!  He gets a little better every day but last night somehow twisted wrong and is hurting today.  We were going to go out for a ride this afternoon just to get out of the house but Nurse Lisa thinks it's a bad idea......getting dressed, shoes, in and out of the car......nope.  Maybe tomorrow. 
You'll all be glad to know that he has already polished off that can of Boyardee ravioli. 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/20/13 4:05 PM


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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/20/13 4:24 PM
Hell, good for him. I suspected you got rid of that can.....

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/20/13 5:49 PM
Michael, the older you get, the Hipper you get Get off those Oxy's!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/20/13 7:08 PM
lleechef

Thanks everyone!  He gets a little better every day but last night somehow twisted wrong and is hurting today.  We were going to go out for a ride this afternoon just to get out of the house but Nurse Lisa thinks it's a bad idea......getting dressed, shoes, in and out of the car......nope.  Maybe tomorrow. 
You'll all be glad to know that he has already polished off that can of Boyardee ravioli. 

 
He needs food; real food!  Get him a Big Mac or three.  Mike:  Take care and stay kool!


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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/20/13 7:41 PM
Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes. I'm doing pretty well, but suffering badly from cabin fever. I'm supposed to graduate tomorrow from a walker to a cane, and that'll be a welcome change. Without lleechef's efforts I'd be in really bad shape. She's fetching and carrying, helping me in and out of bed, changing the dressings, feeding me -- and of course, bringing me up short in true Nurse Ratched fashion. The thing that has surprised me the most has been the pain -- or really, the lack thereof. I've not taken anything but acetaminophen the whole time. If anyone is contemplating hip replacement surgery I highly recommend The Ohio State University Hospital East. Pretty nurses, too. But bring your own salt and pepper.
 
Again, thank you all. Oh, and now I revert to my true self -- the miserable SOB.

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/20/13 8:11 PM
Michael, glad your doing better so I can stop being nice to you

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 03/21/13 12:50 AM
Yes, it is great that you are doing well and back here. It's been way too mellow----we're all looking forward to you spicing up things again!
 


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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 03/21/13 1:38 PM
Glad to hear you are doing well-sounds like hip surgery has come a long way since my Mom had it years ago( I was her nurse at home) Continue to heal!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 03/21/13 8:13 PM
Good to hear you're doing well Michael!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 03/21/13 10:38 PM
Pretty soon they will have these procedures down to a "Quik Lube" type operation. Drive in, get fixed, drive home!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Fri, 03/22/13 8:05 AM
No Pain! Great news! 
 
 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Fri, 03/22/13 9:21 AM
mar52


No Pain! Great news! 



Mar, Michael has no pain, that doesn't mean that Lisa isn't in pain. I was thinking of collecting money to send Lisa on a 6 week pain reliever trip to Alaska. When Michael gets back on his feet all he would need is a few cases of Chef Boyardee Rovioli............
 
Like Michael said.........Again, thank you all. Oh, and now I revert to my true self -- the miserable SOB.
.................My Boy is back.............Bill

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Fri, 03/22/13 11:16 AM
Bill, after the way he barked at me this morning, make it a one-way ticket to Alaska please.  And hold the Boyardee ravioli.  He can eat salad.
 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Fri, 03/22/13 7:34 PM
Uh, oh.........

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/27/13 8:51 PM
BUSTED!!!
 
MH - you know you are ALWAYS supposed to treat your home nurse VERY WELL!  She can hide your cane and leave you nothing to eat but Fried Chicken!
 
 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 03/27/13 11:22 PM
Hoping all smooths out and hip works, and friendships intact.

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 03/28/13 7:25 AM
I vote with Cajun King in this catfight... MH, sit down (carefully) and listen to the lady. That's the key to successful Home Health Care.
(signed)
Another Old Guy with a Nurse-Wife, who listens to her, then ignores those directions silently and selectively !

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 03/28/13 1:23 PM
I guess I'm going to survive my barking. lleechef made some of the most delicious broccoli cheese soup for me for lunch today, after the departure of the home nurse, the physical therapist and the occupational therapist. Frankly, I'm amazed at her patience with this patient.

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 03/28/13 1:45 PM
Michael Hoffman


I guess I'm going to survive my barking. lleechef made some of the most delicious broccoli cheese soup for me for lunch today, after the departure of the home nurse, the physical therapist and the occupational therapist. Frankly, I'm amazed at her patience with this patient.


It may have been easier if she still had the fishing boat and had you recovering on it. No one would question a man falling over board. When you live in the city she has to drag your sorry ass out side and burry you in the back yard. She is a smart gal, I would worry when she asks if you want to go fishing soon..................pnwc

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 03/28/13 2:14 PM
Oh wow, I forgot about the possibilities a fishing boat could provide!    I could also get rid of the nurse, the physical therapist and the occupational therapist all at once.  But Lake Erie is too shallow.  I do have one advantage though, I can drive and he can't!  HA! 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 03/28/13 5:08 PM
 
 Reminds me of the old Army Song from WWI...Michael should remember this one !
  " How ya gonna keep them down on the (Buckeye) Farm,
     After they've seen  Paris Anchorage !! "

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 03/28/13 7:48 PM
Lisa-Janet  Bowen would love to go fishing on occasion......of that I am certain!I will tag along as well-

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Fri, 03/29/13 12:44 AM
Michael Hoffman


I guess I'm going to survive my barking. lleechef made some of the most delicious broccoli cheese soup for me for lunch today, after the departure of the home nurse, the physical therapist and the occupational therapist. Frankly, I'm amazed at her patience with this patient.


The man is back!......We all Quake!....and hope for a speedy recovery......and some patience for the in-home care provider.  The rest.......they get paid to listen to Curmudgeons

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Fri, 03/29/13 12:28 PM
ann
Janet wants to go back to Alaska to catch a halibut.  We can make it a threesome, the guys can stay on the dock!
FCF
The rest are lucky, they can pack up their bags and get outta here.  I'm stuck and so far the pay sucks!!!! 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Fri, 03/29/13 12:47 PM
Sounds like a plan, Lisa. My plan......ah. never mind........LOL!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Mon, 04/1/13 5:37 PM
Mr Hoffman---glad to hear all is going well---will keep an eye out for your return to these pages!
 

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 04/2/13 2:40 PM
So good to hear you,re back on your feet, so to speak....Sounds like you have a super nurse, too. Get well fast!!!

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Tue, 04/2/13 11:18 PM
Keep getting better, Michael.

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Wed, 04/3/13 12:57 PM
Again, thanks to all. I'm apparently doing very well. At least that's what the physical therapist and the occupational therapist say. And a week ago our family doctor was showing me off (the walking part) to other docs in her office. I figure I'm doing OK strictly on the basis of being able to get in and out of bed all by myself.

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Re:Michael Hoffman - Thu, 04/4/13 8:33 AM
When you make your full return, I expect you to be " hipper" than ever. As if that were even possible. ;-) pb